Know Your Home – by Mark LeClair

Below is an article by Mark LeClair of Smart Tactics, a security consultation and instruction company.  Mark was kind enough to provide this article Home Invasion Safety Part I, which was published earlier this month:

Misleading News Headlines Portray Armed Crime Victim in Unfair Light

In previous articles, I’ve discussed the bias against guns and armed self defense that is prevalent in the news media.  A recent case from Chicago, in which an elderly woman used her handgun in self defense and was then smeared by the local media, highlights this problem:

Disabled Crime Victims Learn to Defend Themselves

I’ve repeatedly discussed cases in which armed disabled individuals were able to use a gun to defend themselves against violent criminals, as well as cases in which unarmed disabled individuals have suffered greatly at the hands of violent criminals.  I’ve also discussed how shooting is a great sport for those with disabilities, and how the shooting community is very accessible and welcoming towards disabled individuals.  Along similar lines, I would like to point out an excellent pair of articles, which … Continued

McDonald v. Chicago Oral Arguments Audio Now Available

The McDonald v. Chicago case, in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment applies against state/local gun control laws, was an important gun rights victory.  As is customary with such Supreme Court cases, the parties are afforded the opportunity to verbally argue their case before the Supreme Court.  The arguments are quite interesting, and the questions asked by the Supreme Court Justices show insight into their thoughts on the Second Amendment.  The audio recordings … Continued

My Response to the NYT’s “More States Allowing Guns in Bars”

Earlier this month, Malcolm Gay’s article entitled “More States Allowing Guns in Bars” appeared in the New York Times.  The article, while not as outrageously anti-gun as some other articles, takes a dim view of concealed carry, and engages in unfounded fear mongering of the type that is all too common.  Quotes from that article, and my responses, can be seen below:

John Lott Discusses Anti-Gun Medical Journal Bias

In the video clip below, John Lott – the author of More Guns, Less Crime – discusses recent anti-gun articles that have appeared in medical journals, and the bias that is apparent in those articles:

Armed Jamaican Citizen Stops an Armed Robber

As I’ve previously noted, I primarily write about armed self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, I also like to occasionally discuss armed self defense cases from around the world, such as this recent case from Jamaica:

Home Invasion Safety Part I – by Mark LeClair

Below is an article by Mark LeClair of Smart Tactics, a security consultation and instruction company.  In the article, Mark discusses his home invasion safety recommendations that go hand-in-hand with self defense gun usage:

South African Farmer’s Wife Shoots a Home Invader in Self Defense

As I’ve previously noted, I primarily write about armed self defense cases in the United States. This is because I’m an American, who focuses first and foremost on American gun and self defense rights. However, I also like to occasionally discuss armed self defense cases from around the world, such as this recent case from South Africa: Police say that at about 3:15 AM, a woman was asleep in her and her husband’s farm in Free State, in South Africa, … Continued

I’m Getting Married – Fewer Posts for the Next 2 Weeks

My fiancé and I are getting married and going on our honeymoon :).  So, there will be fewer posts for the next couple of weeks (all that will be posted are a few articles that I’ve written in advance and already scheduled).  I plan to resume my normal posting routine around Monday, October 18, 2010.

Boycott AON Insurance Corporation for its Anti-Gun Fundraising

AON, a large insurance corporation, is holding a fundraiser for the Brady Campaign, which is the nation’s largest anti-group.  This fundraiser will take place on October 4, 2010 in a club located in AON’s headquarter’s building in downtown Chicago.  I find it sad that AON is using its corporate resources to undermine our constitutional right to gun ownership and advance the interests of a group such as the Brady Campaign.  I, for one, will speak with my wallet, and see … Continued

Technical Problems Hopefully Fixed – your help needed to be sure

Over the last week, I’ve made quite a few changes to the web server that hosts LearnAboutGuns.com. I’ve also implemented a new and much improved comment system.  In the process of doing so, a few bugs cropped up, but I think everything should now be working properly.  I would greatly appreciate it if anyone who encounters any bugs would leave a comment below (or email me) to let me know.  In fact, if you have a minute of free time … Continued